Written August 21, 2014
It could have been funny....it could have been touching. Such a great cast. But just awful!
Written October 02, 2014
Though it's far from perfect, Fading Gigolo is a rewarding and sweetly affecting dramedy that reminds us just how idiotic Johnny Depp was for leaving Vanessa Paradis. In short, she absolutely steals every frame and saves this film from being derivative, rom-com garbage. This is far from Turturro's best work and the campy plot-line involving a threesome involving Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara is a shameless ploy to get male buts in the seats. Turturro is better than that and he knows it. The real gem of the film is how much it resembles a Woody Allen film. From the screenplay to the jazz-based score, everything about the film is an homage to Woody and his filmography. Suffice it to say, if you're a Woody fan, it's a goldmine, if you're not, well, go see it for Vanessa Paradis. She's utterly spellbinding!
Written April 27, 2014
Written April 28, 2014
With a weirdly bizarre plot that could have easily been a dud if it had been written and acted by any other that Turturro, Allen, Paradis, Vergara and Stone, this film is a joy. Allen is his usual witty, wry self as an accidental pimp, and Turturro is wonderful as his reluctant but surprisingly talented "ho. Paradis is otherworldly in her role as a repressed and lonely Hasidic widow, and acts this part with such aching honesty you want to reach out and hug her. Stone and a terrific comic turn by Vergara round out this wonderful quirky movie with roles as two woman interested in a menage a trois.
Written May 06, 2014
This movie touched my innermost feelings of love and loneliness. What a beautiful movie. So unexpected! I can't stop thinking about it. Amazing performances by Woody Allen, John Turturro, Vanessa Paradis and Liev Schrieber. Do yourself a favor and see this movie.